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357.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      8.00p
  • 52 Week High: 387.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 285.00p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 131.83m
  • Volume: 32,729
  • Market Cap: £471.30m
  • RiskGrade: 128

SThree sees full-year profit slightly ahead of market views

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Friday 15 Dec 2017

LONDON (ShareCast) - (ShareCast News) - Recruiter SThree hailed a strong finish to the year on Friday as it said adjusted pre-tax profit is expected to be slightly ahead of current market consensus.
Market expectations are for adjusted profit before tax of between £42m and £45.6m, with a consensus of £43.8m.

In the year to 30 November, gross profit was up 4% at constant currency to £287.6m, with profit in Continental Europe and the US up 9% and 18%, respectively. This helped to offset a 14% drop in the UK and Ireland.

Gross profit in the contract business was up 10% to £203.4m, while profit in the permanent business was 8% lower at £84.2m.

Chief executive Gary Elden said: "We have delivered an encouraging overall result for the year, and now expect full year profit to be slightly ahead of consensus. Strong performances in the USA and Continental Europe, particularly from our market-leading business in the Netherlands and our business in Germany, were key to the delivery of this result. Our contract business continued to perform robustly, with GP increasing by 10% year on year and with contract runners at the period end reaching in excess of ten thousand, a milestone for the group.

"Looking ahead to 2018, the momentum of our contract business and the strength of our performance in the USA and Continental Europe leave us well-positioned for growth."

At 1320 GMT, the shares were flat at 356p.

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SThree Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 357.50p
Change Today 8.00p
% Change 2.29 %
52 Week High 387.00p
52 Week Low 285.00p
Volume 32,729
Shares Issued 131.83m
Market Cap £471.30m
RiskGrade 128

SThree Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
7.26% below the market average7.26% below the market average7.26% below the market average7.26% below the market average7.26% below the market average
12.59% below the sector average12.59% below the sector average12.59% below the sector average12.59% below the sector average12.59% below the sector average
Price Trend
47.30% above the market average47.30% above the market average47.30% above the market average47.30% above the market average47.30% above the market average
29.17% above the sector average29.17% above the sector average29.17% above the sector average29.17% above the sector average29.17% above the sector average
Income
59.69% above the market average59.69% above the market average59.69% above the market average59.69% above the market average59.69% above the market average
75.28% above the sector average75.28% above the sector average75.28% above the sector average75.28% above the sector average75.28% above the sector average
Growth
83.18% above the market average83.18% above the market average83.18% above the market average83.18% above the market average83.18% above the market average
85.19% above the sector average85.19% above the sector average85.19% above the sector average85.19% above the sector average85.19% above the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 5
Buy 1
Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 7
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SThree Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 26-Apr-18 02-Nov-17
Paid 08-Jun-18 08-Dec-17
Amount 9.30p 4.70p

Trades for 21-Feb-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
14:40 2 @ 357.50p
14:39 74 @ 358.00p
14:39 143 @ 358.00p
14:39 143 @ 358.00p
14:39 250 @ 358.00p

SThree Key Personnel

CFO Alex Smith
CEO Gary Elden
Chair Clayton Brendish

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